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Caroline Randall Williams

Caroline Randall Williams

Caroline Randall Williams

Host Renee Shaw talks with Nashville-based writer, educator, and activist Caroline Randall Williams about race, identity, Confederate monuments, soul food, and more. Southern Living magazine named Williams “One of the 50 People Changing the South.”
S16 E13 Length 28:01 Premiere: 12.20.20

A Celebrated Writer Discusses Race, Identity, Cooking, and More

Back in the summer, during the height of the Black Lives Matter protests and heated debates about America’s legacy of racial injustice, Nashville writer and educator Caroline Randall Williams penned a searing essay for the New York Times entitled, “You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument.” If the title didn’t grab the reader’s attention, the opening paragraph certainly did:

“I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South.”

From there, Williams went on to explain how she is the daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter of Black people. Beyond that, the story gets far more complicated.

“About seven of my eight great-great grandfathers were white men who took advantage of the black women who worked for them either in slavery or freedom,” she says. “I don’t know how to describe my light-colored skin except for to say it came by way of sexual assault. There’s no voluntary whiteness in my immediate genealogy.”

As she explained in her essay, Williams is biologically half-white. One of those Caucasian ancestors includes Edmund Pettus, the Confederate General and Ku Klux Klan grand dragon whose name still adorns an infamous bridge in Selma, Ala. She argues this heritage gives her the right to say what other white southerners resist saying: that Confederate statues must come down because they represent a dream version of the south that she contends never existed.

“Even if you make that argument that it was about land and home and not about slavery or racism, my ancestors were still all guys that raped their help,” says Williams. “I don’t stand for that any more than I stand for systemic oppression.”

The essay generated more than 1,200 comments on the New York Times website, including notes from elderly white residents of the deep south who praised Williams for helping change their minds.

“I can’t tell you what that means to me that they came to my words with a mind open enough to reconsider,” she says.

Benefitting and Hiding from Race

Williams works in multiple genres, from writing essays and a young adult novel to poetry and a cookbook. She is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Mississippi, where she got a Master of Fine Arts in poetry, and she is now a writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Medicine, Health, and Society.

Powerful words are also in her DNA. She is the great-granddaughter of Harlem Renaissance poet Arna Bontemps, the granddaughter of civil rights lawyer and former Tennessee state Sen. Avon Williams, and the daughter of author and songwriter Alice Randall.

“My whole goal in writing is... to save the black body and make sure it is well and celebrated and that our story is told,” she says. “That works in poetry, in music, in essays, and in the kitchen.”

As a light-skinned Black woman, Williams says her racial identity has given her access and privilege that other African Americans do not enjoy. But that’s also created an internal conflict.

“I have benefitted from colorism in my life,” she says, “I’ve also hidden from my blackness in my life in different chapters.”

Williams says she wouldn’t have made it into some of the public spaces she has if she hadn’t conformed in some way. She says she must effectively, and sometimes subversively, use the privilege she has gained to help others advance.

Because of how she has both used and obscured her identity, Williams says she feels like she must both ask forgiveness and seek understanding as she and all Americans continue to reconcile thorny issues of race.

At the same time, Williams says she’s excited to see how her young, Black female students navigate the world without thinking they have to deny their racial heritage and identity to get ahead.

“It’s amazing to me to watch people find their ways into spaces of power and insight and academic institutions and professional advancement without making these… nods to a certain set of norms that maybe we’re raised to look at and think this is how you make it,” says Williams. “I’m very happy to see that evolution.”

Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Spirit

Another narrative that Williams is working to change is the perception that soul food is unhealthy. She co-authored a book on the subject with her mother entitled “Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by 100 Years of Cooking in a Black Family.” She’s also curator of an all-African American cookbook store that’s located in a Nashville restaurant she co-owns, the beautifully restored Woolworth of 5th, which was the site of some of the first lunch counter sit-ins of the Civil Rights Movement.

“We were early days clean foodways people,” she says. “We forget that our great grandmothers used to eat a baked sweet potato for lunch. We forget that like my great grandfather loved a [roasted] red snapper and just some stewed greens with garlic and onions.”

Williams says African Americans shouldn’t feel like they have to move to some other foods to eat well. Instead, she encourages Black people to reclaim their culinary heritage, and realize they don’t have confuse high-fat dishes like fried chicken and pound cake that were meant for special celebrations with the foods one should eat every day.

“Eating in a way that is nourishing and sustaining, that is part of soul food because it’s taking care of the people you love in body and not just in spirit,” she says.

Even though she admits she is rarely optimistic, Williams does say the some of events of this year have left her hopeful. She says it’s good that the nation started to re-examine at its long-standing issues of race and class.

“2020 is the year that America finally acknowledged that the emperor has no clothes,” says Williams. “I am feeling empowered personally and I am feeling inspired broadly by some of the right-minded change that has happened, some of the doors that people have finally gotten a foot through.”

But there’s also fear, she says, fear that as Americans emerge into the post-pandemic, post-President Donald Trump world, they will revert back to ignoring these systemic issues and not further the push for change.

“We just have to continue to take a look at what is going on here, what has been going on here, what wrong has been done here,” Williams says. “I can love my country and want to see it change, too.”

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Renee talks with women and others about the influence of popular media on body image and the stereotypes perpetuated throughout the entertainment industry.

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Innocence Project - S9 E9

Renee's guests are Innocence Project Policy Director Stephen Saloom and prison exoneree Calvin Johnson. In 1983, Johnson was falsely convicted of rape and sentenced to life in prison. The Innocence Project took his case and arranged for forensic testing that proved his innocence 16 years later. Renee talks with Johnson about his experience and with Saloom about the work of the Innocence Project in all 50 states.

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Human Trafficking - S9 E11

Renee talks with guests about recent legislation that strengthens Kentucky's human trafficking laws and provides more services to victims and other topics.

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Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman discusses a range of topics with host Renee Shaw, including her efforts as secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to bolster Kentucky's economy through a new partnership designed to strengthen the state's educational pipeline and close attainment gaps for underrepresented minorities.

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Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

Renee Shaw speaks with Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County president and CEO P.G. Peeples and former Lexington Herald-Leader columnist and journalist Jacalyn Carfagno who led the effort to document the organization’s success resulting in a release of a 50th anniversary book.

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The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

Renee talks with advocates for Kentuckians with disabilities about the challenges facing those with mental and physical limitations and illnesses, the resources available, and the policy changes needed to better serve this population.

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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

Renee's guests are Ron Crouch, demographer and director of research and statistics in the Office of Employment and Training for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and Myrdin Thompson of Louisville, an activist with RESULTS, a nonprofit whose mission is to fight hunger and poverty.

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen History - S9 E14

Renee interviews three men who are either making history or working to preserve it: Reginald "Reggie" Thomas is the third African American in Kentucky history to be elected to the Kentucky Senate; Ron Spriggs, historian, and Bobby Scroggins, a University of Kentucky art professor and sculptor, talk about the Tuskegee Airmen and new artwork created to honor them.

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Sabrina Butler and Kate Miller - S9 E19

Renee talks with Mississippian Sabrina Butler, the only female death row exoneree, about her wrongful conviction and her quest to end capital punishment, and with American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky spokesperson Kate Miller.

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Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

Renee talks with University of Kentucky professor Dr. Vershawn A. Young (aka Dr. Vay), an expert of the contemporary African American experience, about his latest published work, Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy.

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker - S9 E21

Frank X Walker, named Kentucky's 2013-14 poet laureate, talks about his latest collection, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, and other works and projects.

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50th Anniversary of the March on Frankfort - S9 E22

Renee discusses the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1964 March on Frankfort with historians and participants including: NAACP Louisville leader Raoul Cunningham and former state Senator Georgia Davis Powers.

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Aaron Thompson - S9 E26

Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, discusses the state budget for higher education and the impact on student tuition.

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MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross - CCDD - S9 E27

MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross with the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) discuss recent legislation to protect vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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Dr. Janet Taylor - S9 E29

Renee speaks with Dr. Janet Taylor, psychiatrist, certified life coach, and national commentator on work-life balance and mental health issues.

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Connections

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Djuan Trent - S9 E30

Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent talks about her decision come out as a gay woman, reaction from family and friends, her activism in advancing gay rights and marriage, and more.

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Hasan Davis - S9 E31

Renee speaks with former Kentucky Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Hasan Davis, about recent juvenile justice reform. Davis was featured in the recent PBS Frontline program "Prison State," about Kentucky's correction system, and interviewed for KET's follow-up program, Prison State: A Kentucky Community Conversation.

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Prison Reform In Kentucky - S9 E32

Renee continues the discussion about Kentucky prison reform recently highlighted on the PBS Frontline program "Prison State." Her guests are: Mark Bolton, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections; Sheila Schuster, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and mental health advocate; and Ray Larson, Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney.

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Ted Strader - COPES - S9 E33

Ted Strader, the director of the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc. (COPES) in Louisville, discusses how partnering agencies with the corrections system can help former inmates with successful re-entry into society.

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Colene Elridge - S9 E34

Renee speaks with human resources professional and life coach Colene Elridge, better known as Coach Colene, owner of Be More Consulting.

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Rape Culture - S9 E35

Renee's guests are Mae Suramek, executive director of the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center and Rus Funk, executive director of MensWork- Eliminating Violence Against Women.

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Mental Health Courts - S9 E36

Kelly Gunning, director of advocacy and public policy, NAMI Lexington (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and Public Defender Jon Landon, discuss mental health laws in Kentucky.

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Dr. Timothy M. Houchin - S9 E37

Renee speaks with Lexington psychiatrist Dr. Timothy M. Houchin about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Houchin is a board-certified adult, child/adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist, and the founder and president of 360 Mental Health Services in Lexington.

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Charisse Gillett - Lexington Theological Seminary - S9 E38

Renee speaks with Dr. Charisse Gillett, president of the Lexington Theological Seminary. Dr. Gillett is the first woman and first African-American selected to lead the seminary.

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African Americans and Mental Health - S9 E39

Renee speaks with Sycarah Fisher, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky, and Shambra Mulder, an assistant professor in the School of Education at Kentucky State University.

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Food Security (Part 2) - S8 E39

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Food Security - S8 E38

  • Thursday January 7, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Shevawn Akers - S8 E37

  • Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Dana Branham - S8 E36

  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Frank Minnifield - S8 E35

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Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

  • Sunday January 3, 2021 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Jakobi Williams - S8 E34

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Beth Dotson Brown - S8 E31

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Lexington Artists - S8 E28

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Byron Hurt - S8 E25

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Janet Steele Holloway - S8 E24

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Caroline Randall Williams

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Jane Beshear - S8 E21

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Alexandra Bradner - S8 E20

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Thrivals 5.0 - S8 E19

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Derek Anderson - S8 E18

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Bianca Spriggs - S8 E16

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Amy Luttrell and Adria Johnson

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Cathy Holloway Hill - S8 E15

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Season 16 Episodes

Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

S16 E15 Length 28:33 Premiere Date 1.17.21

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

S16 E14 Length 27:06 Premiere Date 1.10.21

Caroline Randall Williams

S16 E13 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 12.20.20

Amy Luttrell and Adria Johnson

S16 E12 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 12.13.20

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

S16 E11 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.22.20

Louisville Metro Police Interim Chief Yvette Gentry

S16 E10 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 11.15.20

Jecorey Arthur and Quintez Brown

S16 E9 Length 27:31 Premiere Date 11.8.20

Terrance Sullivan

S16 E8 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.1.20

2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

S16 E7 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10.25.20

Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

S16 E6 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10.18.20

Nana Ama Aya Bullock and Muriel Harris

S16 E5 Length 28:26 Premiere Date 10.11.20

Betsy Johnson, Saundra Ardrey

S16 E4 Length 28:41 Premiere Date 10.4.20

Fabian Alvarez, Leyda Becker and Mercedes Harn

S16 E3 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 9.27.20

Devine Carama; Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton

S16 E2 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 9.20.20

Marsha Weinstein

S16 E1 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 9.11.20

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